Driving test

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Fourputt, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Fourputt

    Fourputt New Member

    Have to take a driving test. What am I to expect? What kind of inspection do you perform? Anything else I need to know? Thanks.
     
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Express or ground?
     
  3. Fourputt

    Fourputt New Member

    Ground.
     
  4. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    You'll do an obstacle course through some cones. If you hit one you'll fail. So practice as long as it takes before you test.

    As far as the on road portion they will ask pretty basic stuff. Why use a lower gear in bad weather. Following distance. Keep your eyes moving/scanning the area. Tire turning based on how you're parking. Nothing crazy...

    Pretrip: check your lights. Tires (pressure ok/tread depth). Fluids. Windshield. Basic stuff.
     
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Boris say, if truck start..it OK. If you drive and no hit nobody..it good. You make Boris happy by delivering lots of boxes, OK?
     
  6. 100yrs.b4myBirthday

    100yrs.b4myBirthday New Member

    The test is done at the Fedex terminal. Given by the Fedex safety director. Like stfxg said practice the cone course. The safety director will do it before you, don't try to drive like he does. They belong in their office, not behind the wheel.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Will there be pkgs in the cab, bulkhead door open and the OP on his cellphone? Got to keep it real.
     
  8. Fourputt

    Fourputt New Member

    What's the protocol on nose picking while driving? It helps me. I don't do it when texting, of course. My motto is: safe driving means doing nothing else while texting. I always roll up the booger and flick it out the window too, so it's more sanitary. I also plan on bringing my iPod and listening to my Glen Beck podcasts during the test.:funny:

    Regarding practice... Can you actually practice at the test site in the same vehicle? I didn't know practice was an option. I have a bit of driving experience, but never in one of the box trucks.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  9. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    If you pick, you must flick !!! Only way it's allowed !!
     
  10. Fourputt

    Fourputt New Member

    Do you flick it off instantly by pressing your index finger against your thumb..... or are you a roller? I find both ways have their advantages. The instant flick saves time if you are in a hurry, but the roll is more satisfying.
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Boris say..nose pick OK. No eat though. OK to listen to crazy man Glenn Back too. Just make me lots of money and say nothing about truck problem Boris have to fix.
     
  12. You forgot checking scanner, eating lunch, side door open, shaving, clipping fingernails, drinking a 40 and smoking ... all at the same time. Cuz yeah, that's how I roll! :funny:
     
  13. 100yrs.b4myBirthday

    100yrs.b4myBirthday New Member

    The contractor who is hiring you should be able to set the cones out. You will be taking the test in his truck so that would be your practice vehicle.
     
  14. Schlepper

    Schlepper New Member

    My driving test consisted of, "just run it up the road and back and we're good."

    I passed with flying colors.
     
  15. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Oh and don't forget to leave your truck running with the keys in it while you go on an office building for 20 minutes . Really it saves time, ask any ground driver.
     
  16. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Welcome to the Brown Cafe.
     
  17. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    thank you sir 7
     
  18. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    Yes, welcome overflowed. :grouphug:

    BTW, is that an American Eskimo in your avatar?
     
  19. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Thx Jacks. No, she's a Siberian Husky
     
  20. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    She looks great. And happy to be in the snow, lol.